Camp Special Needs Counsellor

Unionville Alliance Church

Summary 
Last summer, we had 400 campers join us for Power Up! Camps. The Camp Leaders will support campers by leading camp groups and camp stations.

Job Responsibilities 
May include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist volunteers in pre-camp activities and preparation, adapting activities so they are accessible
Assist in planning and implementing accessible activities for camp (i.e. visual schedules)
Assist in 2-3 Sunday morning programs (scheduled in advance)
Provide leadership and aid as a one-on-one buddy
Help children with disabilities integrate into the camp environment and provide support
Responsible for ensuring all camp materials are present for each corresponding day
Address disagreements between camp volunteers and between children if applicable
Ensure children are engaged, actively get to know the children and leaders
Take initiative to complete tasks & think ahead of schedule in case of emergencies &/or changes
Be an example for all camp staff and volunteers in terms of having a passion for serving & leadership abilities
Participate in debriefs; gather feedback to help improve camp; aid in implementing changes for the next camp
Participate in camp clean-up/set up for next camp
Personal and professional development: Implement & monthly follow-up on SMART goals
Perform related duties or special projects as assigned
Complete a brief weekly reflection regarding experience, tasks and self-improvement
Mandatory abuse prevention training
 
Skills & Qualities 
A strong understanding of our church’s mission and purpose for camps.
Must be energetic, self-motivated, and flexible.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Capable of leading a small group and ability to work collaboratively.
Experience in leading children/youth programs and activities preferred.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task with strong attention to detail.

Characteristics 
To be a fully devoted follower of Christ, living with character and integrity.
Fully aligned with the mission, vision, and values of Unionville Alliance Church
Is a team player and acts as a positive role model for children, youth, and fellow staff.
Strong oral and written English communication.
Organized, punctual, responsible, takes initiative and reliable.

Applicants must be 15-30 years old. Position is contingent upon obtaining the Canada Summer Job Grant.  

Submit your applications at uachome.org/careers. 

To apply for this job please visit uachome.org.